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to use election year to make money! first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. october 5th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: you know the drill - it's the first friday of the month, making it a jobs friday. economists and traders expect up to 120,000 jobs were added in september and the unemployment rate will remain around 8.1%. ahead of the news, stocks and commodities rallied after jobless claims and factory orders came in better than predicted. a zynga sell off! the struggling social media game company cut its full-year outlook. shares dropped below $3. reports say at&t will sell nokia's new lumia smartphone. the national hockey league has cancelled all regular season games through october 24 as players and the league fail to reach a contract agreements. and schwab & amertride are reportedly closing some offices in the e.u. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, jobs are on tap this morning. > > expectations are for non- farm payrolls in the month of september to reach plus 100,000, whi
-- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years. i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p again. if i am president, i will help to create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. if the president is elected, obamacare will be fully installed. that will mean a whole different life. many will lose their insurance. if i am elected, we will not have obamacare. we will put in place the kind of principles i put in place i
one. with 30 days until the election, we'll discuss where the campaign stands now with republican senator kelly ayotte and democratic governor mark o'malley and, a debate guru explains the dos and don'ts. when 67 million people are watching. we'll ask brett o'donnell to review what obama and romney did in the first debate and what they should do better, next time. >>> plus, this week's face off between the vice presidential candidates. we'll ask our sunday panel the handicap, biden versus ryan. >>> and with the campaigns in post-debate spin cycle, we go on the trail. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again, from fox news in washington. big changes in the presidential race, this week. the romney campaign was reenergized by the governor' strong performance in the first debate, but president obama got a big boost with a new jobs report, that showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate. we're going to have our own debate today, between democratic governor mark o'malley of maryland and republican senator kelly ayotte of new hampshire, welcome to fox news su
to net 5.5 to $6 million. this is his last campaign appearance before the election and that brought out hundreds of supporters and protesters. people here are here to demand an immediate withdrawal of troops in the middle east. >> we are not funneling drugs to the black market. we are keeping patients like myself from having to resort to the black market. >> if they could explain how we could get 60 votes in the senate, look, this is their great democratic process. >> reporter: hundreds of supporters of the president lined up to pick up tickets for the bill graham civic auditorium, that includes a dinner and a concert. tickets range from $100 to $20,000 a person. the president will address the audience and some home he will be more forceful in his remark than in the presidential debate. david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the president's challenger emphasized america's need for a new direction. mitt romney was in virginia today. during his speech he accused the president of having a immoral federal spending plan. >> he would continue to spend more than we take in. that is immoral a
to help pump up california's gas supply and bring down prices. >>> in election news, voters are going to be polls around the bay area to cast early ballots in the upcoming election. early voting opened today in several counties around the state. this was the sustain morning in san francisco. beginning today, voters can also vote by mail. signed vote by mail applications must be submitted to the department of elections no later than october 30th. if you have not registered to vote, the deadline to do that is october 22nd. >>> president obama is right now flying to his next stop after a 24 hour fund raising trip to the bay area. he board air force one just a few hours ago at sfo. mr. obama faces new poll numbers today that shows that mitt romney now taking the lead. ally has a report on the president's time in san francisco. >> reporter: people lined up along the barricades on fifth and howard in san francisco to wave at the presidential motorcade. deb considers herself a mitt romney supporter but still wanted to catch a glimpse of the president. >> i'm excited that he is here. i tuned
candidates elected. and, why money could rush into apple and netflix in today's trading session. plus, q&a for small business owners. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's tuesday, october 9th. i'm angela miles. in today's first look: there's a while lotta bracing goin' on. traders are awaiting earnings after the close from alcoa for a gauge on corporate america. plus, german chancellor angela merkel ventures to greece, where she will likely be met by a sea of angry people. yesterday in the u.s.: a stock slide on china. stocks and commodies all fell on continued concerns of a slowdown in the chinese economy. and in m&a, principal financial is said to be ready to buy a chilean pension managing company for $1.5 billion. mark sebastian of option pit mentoring joins us now. will some eyes be on europe today mark? > > i think europe's interesting. i think everybody is waiting for the spanish regional elections on october 21st to see if after that they ask for the bailout. we've seen some real stren
's going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election is about. >> i think that expectations are probably working a little bit against us and more for mitt romney right now but at the end of the day i think that the winner is going to be declared by the american people based on what these two candidates say. >> this is the first of three debates between the presidential nominees. the vice president shall nominees also have a debate that happens next tuesday. you can watch tonights presidential debate on ktvu channel 2. our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. we'll be streaming the debate live on ktvu.com, mobile ktvu.com and the ktvu ip app. >>> a popular discount airline is offering a deal for travelers to piggyback off next months presidential election. coming up at 12:15 we'll let you know how you could get a free flight from this airline in a dell that will get voters pumped up for election day. >>> boy it has been really hot in the bay area this week and that has forced the closure now of a popular san jose park. ktvu is live at allen rock with more on why off
that the prices are going up with the election four weeks away. i don't know what's going on. >> reporter: analysts say it stem from his supply problems, refine era is still producing at reduced capacity. gasoline inventories have been at the lowest in more than ten years. drivers say they feel powerless. >> as a consumer, you know, you hope the price you pay is based on the market driven mechanism rather than somebody trying to jackup the price. >> there is a lot of reserves around. i don't know why they continue do this. blaming it on production and shut down refineries and problem with the gas lines. >> reporter: analysts say this price hike isn't normal. usually prices go down after labor day because gas stations switch to less expensive gas than what is used during summer. >> this is a short term trend. gas prices are going up because of specific issues. until the issues are resolved within refineries we still do not know for how long we will continue to see increase. >> reporter: gas station owners are in los angeles have shut down pumps rather than charging higher prices so they co
. officials say they expect to have the problem fully resolved by 5:00 tonight. >>> in election news, a new poll finds that since their first debate, mitt romney has pulled even with president obama. according to gallup's daily tracking survey, 47% of registered voter and 47% -- voters support the president and 47% back romney. and governor romney slammed president obama's foreign policies this morning during a speech at the virginia military institute. he says the president is leading from behind instead of using the country's power to shake history. romney also portrayed the administration as weak for changing its explanation for last month's deadly attacks on the us consulate in libya. >> this latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible resolving israel. no, the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. >> the obama campaign is dismillsing romney's speech -- is -- is dismissioning romney's speech -- dismissing romney's speech,. >>> the president is arriving here in the bay area. he's in kern county right now to dedicate a memorial to
the election than any of the debates that are upcoming. > > google is going gaga. what do you think about this stock? > > you know, it's interesting. any time we see one of these big national headlines - "google eclipses microsoft in market cap" - you immediately see some selling pressure. i think we're going to see something similar. don't be surprised if we see a little bit of selling and profit-taking ahead of earnings. i'd wait 'til earnings, see what happens, and then look to jump in. long-term, google is a great stock. > > what about people who own microsoft? > > you know what, microsoft, this new product that they have coming out is supposedly pretty good, windows 8. it's not like microsoft has been a bad stock. it has a great dividend yield as well. i have no problem with microsoft. > > good to have you on the show this morning. that's mark sebastian of option pit mentoring. > > thank you. let the games begin. president obama and mitt romney head to the podium in denver tonight for round one of the debates. expect plenty of heated conversation on the economy. out of six 15-minute
2 news. >>> in election news this morning republican presidential nominee mitt romney is talking about his controversial comments on the 47%. >> i was completely wrong. and i believe however that my life has shown that i care about it 100%. >> video surfaced of romney showing nearly half of americans americans are victims depending on the government. the obama campaign is regrouping following wednesday's debate in denver. some democrats say they are surprised that president obama didn't bring up mitt romney's 47% comment. the campaign said the president was focusing on the moderators questions. both are waiting for the latest jobs report. they will release september numbers in less than 30 minutes nod. coming up at 5:15 we will take you to our washington, d.c. bureau with more on why some say this is the most important report of the year. >>> time now about 5:07. let's go to sal. people are getting out the door. or are we feeling friday light? >> we haven't had friday light in awhile. i really don't think we will have it today, but i hope i'm wrong about that. right now it's ligh
. in hercules, patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in election 2012 coverage president obama appears headed to becoming the first candidate in american history to have a billion dollar campaign. mr. obama and the democratic party have received donations from nearly 4 million people since he announce his re- election campaign. according to a tweet from from the president more than 1.8 people donated $181 million last month. so far the re-election campaign has raised about $947 million. another important number for the president is yesterday's unemployment figures, which he mentioned in today's weekly presidential address. >> after losing about 800,000 jobs a month, we have added 5.2 million over the past two and a half years and we learned that the unemployment rate is at the lowest level. >> the president went on to call on the republican- dominated congress to in his words "stop standing in the way of measures to cut middle-class taxes and stimulate the economy." >>> meantime republican presidential candidate mitt romney campaigned today in florida. romney says the president's policies w
from domestic violence against the sheriff. >>> in election 2012 news, president obama returns to the golden state, including the bay area as fundraising gets close to $1 billion. today president obama landed in los angeles for a visit. tonight's events includes a reception with bill clinton and dinner and a concert. >> tomorrow president obama will go to bakersfield to dedicate immomentument and then will arrive in the bay area -- monument and then arrive in the bay area. mitt romney campaigned in florida, knocking president obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you had the chance to hear his answers or his non-answers. [ laughter ] >> now, of course, we are hearing his excuses and january we will watch him leave the white house. >> mitt romney had to fight off a supporter who was attempting to wipe his face. a poll shows mitt romney about even with president obama in florida. in colorado mitt romney losing ground in the swing state since the debate. a poll found the president is leading by 4 points. that is one point less than a different poll taken before the debate.
at the university of denver for the first of three debates before election day. it could be a pivotal night for what polls are suggesting is a very tight race for the white house. >> reporter: in many ways, the debate has taken over the university of denver campus. security is tight around the debate hall. thousands of students and faculty will take in history. >> i'm just hoping questions are answered and i can be more informed when i vote. that's what i'm looking for. >> i'm very interested in what obama and romney will say, especially about like obamacare, the health care and all that. >> reporter: the debate will take place inside maggens arena, moderated by jim leher. after mitt romney is trailing in the polls, many expect him to come out swinging. >> i think he needs to fight a little bit. obviously, he's not the kind who will play dirty, but i think step it up a little. >> i think you're going to see both sides with as much fire as they possibly have, you know. you're going to see both sides come in with their a game. >> reporter: some debates have more impact than others, but with the polls
for continuing election cove ram. at 10:25, we delve deeper into the question of which candidate won tonight's debate, with some non-partisan opinions. then reaction from bay area democrats and republicans. what voters on both sides can agree on. and on ktvu.com, you'll find a tab dedicated to tonight's debate with more video. >>> what a finish the oakland a's have capped a storybook season with an improbable winning streak. tonight, the oakland a's, are champion of the american league west. the a's needed a big comeback, but that is the story of the season, after a slow start at  the beginning of the season, the a's really turned it on in the 2nd half, ultimately sweeping the angels to win the west. it was their first division crown in two years, and few people saw it coming. ken wayne is live now at the coliseum, with fans who are still celebrating. >> reporter: there is one word used to describe this year's oakland a's. a-mazing. the players took a victory lap to thank the fans who stuck with them. >> the best team forever. we're so happy to be in the playoffs! >> reporter: coming out o
is problematic. >> set to release one more job's report four days before the november election. ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details now. the rate dropped from 8.1% because the number of people who got jobs soared. biggest monthly jump since 2003. 86,000 more jobs were added in july and august. >>> tonight at 10:30 what we found when we asked people about the economy and whether they've seen an improvement. >> on wall street the new jobs report did little to move the stock numbers. the debt crisis in europe or spain or greece are facing challenges continued to loom over investigators today. the dow was up 34 points. >>> filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering. the wireless network equipment maker has not said how many shares it plans to sell. the company's revenue nearly doubled to $93.9 million in the first half of this year. >>> stock closed today near lowest level ever. the social gaming company finished at $2.48 a share. third quarter loss on weak revenues. ipo opened last december at $10. >> one year has now passed since steve jobs died at the age of 56 after a long battle
obama will be back in san francisco later today to raise money for his re- election campaign. the president will begin the day in the central valley to dead -- for a -- for a deadcation. a dinner hosted by alice waters and then a concert with john legend follows. republican presidential momny, mitt romney is expected to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia institute. coming up at 7:15, the changes that he says he would make and the results of the latest gallup pole in gal -- gallup poll. allie rasmus is live -- >>> alley rasmus live at a pumpkin weighoff. off to our left, you can the stage where the pumpkins will be hoisted via forklift. >> reporter: the growers are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. last year's pumpkin weighed 17,000 pounds. the grower took home an $11,000 prize. we talked to some of the contestants and they said there's a lot of work that goes into this, including transporting them. growers pack the pumpkins into their pickup trucks and trailers from orie grin and washington. prior to that, they spend the -- oregon and washington
, the san francisco department of elections will open their doors for voters. it's taking place on the ground floor of city hall. california is the 13th state in the nation to start early voting. >>> world hunger is affecting fewer people than previously reported. the united nations said the world hunger crisis affects 870 million people but that's less than the previously reported number of a billion. the mistakenly larger number was released in 2009. the u.n. says it uses much more accurate methods to calculate world hunger. it turns out that -- it turns out that squirrels are more thoughtful about their decisions than we give them credit for. the group performed similar experiments with humans and easter eggs and concluded cognitive similarities between both subject the concluding that nuts are handled far more rationally than previously thought. >>> north korea issued a warning says the -- saying the u.s. is now within range of its missiles. >>> the warn something a response by the recent agreement to the u.s. allowing them to have missiles. >>> the house intelligence commit
to hold union elections. the airline had tried to block the elections among 10,000 of its employees. that's on top of going through bankruptcy proceedings and a new problem explored in our cover story, rows of seats coming loose during three flights within the past week. federal officials are looking into why rows of seats came loose during three separate american airlines flights. no one was injured, but two of the jets had to make emergency landings. some say faulty locking pins are to blame. "they know it wasn't sabotage. it's a pin that's used by american maintenance crews and outsource contractors." but others suspect more. "i think it's labor-related. i think you've got pissed-off union employees upset at increased outsourcing." american airlines said clamps designed to hold the seats were installed improperly on at least six boeing 757s, either at the airlines' maintenance facility in tulsa, oklahoma, or by outside contractor timco aviation services in greensboro, north carolina. "the loose seats appear simply to be a defect of outsourcing, someone not doing their job, but there's
of is a medical marijuana elective. >> i dispense it to the clubs. >> i think there is more to the story than meets the eye. the growers say they try to keep the operation under wraps. >>> intense search is under way in the lake tahoe area for an inmate that escaped hours before due in prison. a judge granted anthony da tell low a three hour release to take care of personal business before he was transferred from jail to prison. he was asked to be driven to a hospital that is where authorities say he took off. >>> an american man opened fire at a hotel in israel killing a hotel chef following a reported dispute. police killed the gunman that had been working at the hotel as part of a work study program that brings jews to israel. so far he is identified as a 23- year-old man from new york. it happened in the red sea resort city which was full of quests on holiday. >>> in election news this morning, president obama and mitt romney continue to target swing states today as the latest unemployment figures are set to be released in about an hour. president obama will visit virginia, then ohio. dem
by a police dog and was taken to the hospital. the robbery victims were not hurt. >>> time is 6:06. election news president obama and mitt romney both will be targeting swing states today out on the campaign trail. first president obama will make a stop at virginia's george mason university. then he will be going to ohio. the obama campaign is regrouping after wednesday's big debate. at a rally in denver yesterday, the president accused republican challenger mitt romney of being dishonest. the obama campaign vows they will sharpen their attacks. >>> also mitt romney will be campaigning in virginia today as well. he's holding what is called a coal country rally. just days after accusing the obama administration of crushing the coal industry. in the meantime mitt romney is now clarifying his controversial 47% statement. now he says he was complete his wrong when he said that half of americans are victims and dependent on the government. >>> goo news -- good news on the jobs front. the newly released jobs report shows the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% last month. coming up at 6:15 we will take
election office. most offices will be closed today because of columbus today. ballots for those voting by mail will be sent tomorrow. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. >>> u.s. park police officers shot at a would-be car thief who is accused of trying to run him over. it started at 6:30 saturday night when officers saw the suspect trying to steal a car on lincoln boulevard. investigators say the suspect jumped into a tan buick that was waiting nearby and drove toward the officer. the police are looking for that vehicle. >>> a judge will soon decide whether or not to postpone pg&e pipeline hearings. the ongoing hearings follow the deadly explosion in san bruno two years ago. on friday the california public utilities commission filed a motion to postpone the hearings until next month. jerry hill says he will ask the judge to reject that request. >>> power has been restored to thousands of customers in hayward following a crash that took out a power pole. a driver hit a power pole near cheney lane around 3:00 yesterday morning. at the height of the ou
because we have the election to win. we are here because everything we fought for since 2008 is onto line in 2012. i'm going need your help to finish what we started. >> obama. we love you. >> the excitement was high. the line long outside the center outside the 6,000 people who spent up to $7,500 for the concert rally. >> i think obama amazing. i want to get all the support i can and i will seat president. >> reporter: he used the event to rev up the supporters after new polls show the race tightening with romney after his strong show in the debate. >> romney. we were talking about this -- he was confident but he was speaking -- confidently. protesters waves signs. >> we aren't funneling drugs to the black marketw. are keeping patients such as myself from having to resort to the black market. >> reporter: early net evening police blocked streets near the hotel where he attended a expensive event. 25 supporters paid $40,000 each for a seat at the round table. on the tarmac. >> i think it's just a wonderful opportunity. >> reporter: there was plenty of excitement. >> i think he need
him it's unclear how soon he could resume look but a new election could come next june in he is removed. a dinner break is scheduled for 6:30 and a vote could come later this evening. i have been told there is 100 people waiting to speak. we will watch the hearing all night and will bring you the latest on what is going on inside. for now reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson. >> and more details now on this long drawn out case involving the sheriff. it started on new year's when he argued with his wife. on january 8th he was sworn in as san francisco's new sheriff. five days later he was charged with three criminal counts. then on march 12th he reached a deal pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment and less than two weeks later the mayor suspended him as sheriff. then on august 16th, the ethics committee ruled he had engaged in official misconduct. we will be streaming tonight's board meeting live after our newscast. you can also find a link right at the top of the home page and we have more information in the tab. >> alameda county prosecutors announc
the obama administration is not expected to approve a strike before the november election. >>> the first of three presidential debates will be held tonight in denver. they are bringing up controversial video of president barack obama from five years ago. the details about that 5:14 when we take you back here live to washington d.c. >>> we know they are already in the playoffs the oakland a's and he is already at the coliseum, good morning alex. >>> now the as are going into a one game showdown for the showdown. if they can win they will be division champs and you can bet, a's are taking on the rangers for a very meaningful final game of the season. that was the strike out that sealed the deal last night. the a's beat the rangers and that put them in a tie for first place in the al west. they have not even had a share of first place up until now and of course the team is red hot while the rangers are struggling and last night gerard belmont also known jonny gomes was asked about the critical game. >> i am not going to lie to you, we have rallied around each other and we have checked anoth
the november presidential election. >>> this appeared to be a case of mistaken identity and it may actually have been an assassination attempt on americans. they fired into an suv and the associated press reports as evidence a drug cartel infiltrated the police and masterminded that ambush. two cia agents were wounded in that attack. in the meantime fbi are investigating the killing of two border patrol agents. they were investigating those near arizona. so far no arrests have been made but authorities suspect more than one percent fired at those agents. >>> it boil -- emotions boiled over at oakland city hall last night. >> can you remove those protesters who will not sit down and refuse to take their seats. >> they say the shooting of alan blueford was unwarranted and unjustified. alan blueford's mother demanded the police report. >> you can turn away from me and act like it don't matter. alan blueford is gone. >> they gave the report to the alan blueford family but that report still leaves many unanswered questions. but they maintain alan blueford pointed a gun at an officer. >>> i think
in the first place. in san francisco, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> in election 2012 news tonight, president obama gets his jabs in about last week's debate. >> president obama is planning to bring back the wild west but go after big bird. >> reporter: mr. obama is heading toward a record $1 billion in fund raising which he could reach in california. his event will include a con can he recall the -- include concert with jon bon jovi and katy perry. >>> meantime mitt romney campaigned in the crucial state of florida today knocking mr. obama's performance in last week's debate. >> you will have an opportunity to hear his answers or nonanswers. now of course day laters we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >>> the republican nominee gives a speech on foreign policy in virginia tomorrow. an average of polls by real clear politics shows romney about even with mr. obama in florida and virginia. >> we're saying, put it on the label and let people make choices for themselves. >>> coming up at 10:30, we will look at both sides of a califor
the latest round of quantitive easing will have a postive impact on the market. ahead of the election and after the presidential debates, small businesses are clearly in focus as a jumpstart to the u.s. economy. the atmosphere is improving, lending is up, and more people are scoring money to start their own businesses. while running a business has its perks, a lot of startups happened as a result of necessity after layoffs during the slowdown. but lenders at the small business expo in chicago have a positive outlook for the future. "when the economy first tanked, people were too afraid to launch their own businesses. but that's behind them now, so we are seeing lenders who are making loans as well as small private loans up to $15,000." "i think a lot of people who were unable to get jobs have launched their own companies or might have gotten an early retirement package." one small business owner said he plans to get his college degree and attend grad school, but some of that depends on the success of his new business begun in june - an app that connects riders with cab drivers and eli
last month exceeded $150 million. that's more money raised than any other campaign this election cycle. the obama camp declined to comment on the numbers. there's no word yet on how much money mitt romney raised. the deadline to report the official numbers to the federal elections commission is october 20th. >>> the moderator for this week's presidential debate is defending himself, after receiving much criticism about his performance. some faulted faulted jim -- for letting candidates go over time. he says he feels like he accomplished his goal. >>> tensions are escalating after violence in syria continues to spill over its border into turkey. turkish troops today returned fire after another mortar shell from syria landed on turkish soil in a rural area along the border. no one was hurt. but this comes after turkish forces were deployed along the border earlier this week, after a shell fired from syria killed five turkish civilians. >>> unemployment reaches a level we haven't seen in almost four years. the fuel today's numbers are adding to the political fire. >> and giants fans . >>>
? >> for 18 months -- five weeks before the election he is saying that his big, bold idea is never mindd the fact is that if you lower the rates the way you describe them, it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high- income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burning the middle class. it is math, it is arithmetic. governor romney and i do share a deep interest in encouraging smalllbusiness growth. at the same time that my tax plan has already lowered taxes for 98% of families, i also lowered taxes for small business 18 times. what i want to do is continue the tax cuts that we put into place for small business and families, but i have said that for incomes over $250,000 a year, that we should go back to the rates that we had when bill clinton was president, when we created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to surplus, and created a lot of millionaires to boot. by doing that, we can not only reduce the deficit, not only encourage job growth for small business, but we are also met the devil to make the investments necessary in
be costly. >> quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> meaning what happens tonight could decide what happened. >> live in denver, i am sandra back to you. >> our coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. time now 4:46, they created a protest to ban sitting on sidewalks in the city's commercial areas. opponents shared ice cream and a kiss in front of city hall and they say it was a recreation of president barack obama and michelle obama's first date of eating ice cream on the sidewalk. it will unfairly tar get the homeless. a san francisco city leader is working to get people covered up and they are receiving numerous complaints about the naked people who frequented the public plaza at 17th and market streets. now he is proposing a plan and people in the area say castro is known for that but some nudests have taken it too far. >> it is just a little dekorum and some respect for people too because we don't want to push nudity either. >> if it is signed they will be fined for first offense and another fine for a second offense. >>> a response to the massive fire at the refinery in august protes
to maintain support and needed to be obsessive if he was going to win the election. >> we cannot afford tax cuts for the wealthy, to gut investments for clean energy and research and technology and education. >> there were smaller groups of protesters outside and they were expressing their discontent like the federal crackdown on medical marijuana. there were some mitt romney supporters there as well. he stayed at the high yacht and earlier this morning we should see the motorcade. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well on the campaign trail in the rain, mitt romney told supporters in virginia... >> america needs this, we must restore america's strength and i will do it with your help. >> mitt romney along with with the governor of virginia made a stop at an elementary school as the student started cheering as the motorcade raced by. you will find it in the video player on our front page. >>> police continue to look for answers after two people were shot to debt inside a car in west oakland. it happened just before 10:00 last night. police received several reports of fun shots i
was important, there are still four more weeks of campaigning before elections. we have more on the presidential debate on our website ktvu channel 2 morning news including a fact check of some of the statements that were made last night. you can find it on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> dna has matched the discovery of a foot to a missing camper. now fishermen found a section of a foot three weeks later. tests matched mchenry and they say there is still a remote possibility he is still alive. >>> they are set to be awarded in an upcoming trial over the san bruno explosion. they say the company should not have to pay damages because they were not aware it posed a risk to public safety. any fines would be in addition to and they will pay victims of the 2010 explosion. the judge is set to rule later this month. it is early but we need to check in with sal. >> this is a problem that is affecting the trash right in the hidel of the whole system. so there are delays from rip month to fremont -- richmond to fremont because of a maintenance vehicle because they are stuck in a place where they are not
7:06. >>> in election news mitt romney's campaign is re- energized after what many are calling a solid performance in the debate with president obama. >> i apologize mr. president, i use that term with all respect. >> coming up for you at 7:15, which of the candidates did the best according to debate watchers surveyed and also a closer look at some of the statements made about tax cuts. >>> in other news a memory is being planned in san francisco for am bas discoer chris stephens, killed in libya. his parents shared photos with us here at their home in oakland. stephens was killed september the 11th when protesters attacked the u.s. embassy in been been ben ben gazi. they are doing that there. >> they are doing that blue angels show there. and get more information about that and the rest of the festivities in san francisco, go to ktvu.com and look for the hot topic section and there is a lot going on. >> a lot going on. >> uh-huh. >> you always warn drivers to be careful. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> keep your eyes on the road. we keep our eyes on sal. >> traffic is doing
and we have great faith this is a political ploy. >> last election when john mccain was talking about the average joe, the big bird thing is blowing up too. >> reporter: here is a list of big bird invitation from saturday night live, piers morgan to morning shows. big bird's boss says with the problems facing the nation it was a stunning, unbelievable moment that focus should fall on public broadcasting. health and science editor john fowler ktvu channel 2 news. >>> google and a group of publishers announced a settlement over diggal copyrights. they scanned -- digital cop rights. they said it -- copyrights. they said they will get to choose which books are included. >>> san francisco authorities apprehended a man who jumped bail after a guilty verdict in a scam. jay shah disappeared last month and was arrested yesterday. he is one of five charged with draining the equity out of three condos by creating flaweddially ownership -- fraudulent ownership documents. >>> it is called called the greed bus. why it rolled into the bay area and who it is targeting in the election. >> and a link b
. good steady stream of cars, but traffic is light. >> 7:11, election day is a month away, but when california voters can cast early ballots. >> a scandal at the vatican, this time, the butler says he did it. the information he took, and the punishment just happened down. >> the political debate that could turn into a two man comedy show, when you can see two familiar faces go head to head on stage. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both. learn more at devry.edu. and let nothing stand in your way. >>> pope's butler will serve a 18 month sent for documents. the butler says he leaked the pope's private correspondence out of love for the church and pope. the book reveals that the petty i
mirkarimi was elected sheriff in november after serving as one of the more liberal supervise hers. advocates want sheriff ross mirkarimi out and that him overseeing the jails and domestic violence is simply a conflict of interest. officials need to be held to a higher standard and some say it is a witch hunt and they are staging a rally here and it would take nine of the 11 supervisors in order to remove him from office. i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> two people were found shot to death inside a car in west oakland just before 10:00 last night. police received several gunshots and witnesses saw one person walk up to the car and fire. so far no arrests have been made. >>> police are looking for a man who shot and wounded a man around 10:00 last night. few details are being released but he was taken to a local hospital and he is expected to be okay. >>> president barack obama is in san francisco this morning after his appearances at three area campaign fundraisers. allie rasmus is outside the president's hotel with the president's message to his enthusiastic support -- en
's thousands of them. >> what a jerk! >>> election season it into full force. you can't turn on the television without seeing an attack ad from some candidate. >> i wish that more candidates had ads like this one. this is -- joe langley. >> hi. i'm joe langley. a candidate for north carolina house of representatives district number 53 for the county. i want to tell you quickly about myself, and what i want to do, and i know how valuable your time is, so i'm going to talk really fast. i love this. here's where i live outside of ap drew. this house has been in our family over 150 years. >> plowing through his district and wants to point out that he has roots in this area. >> here's where i go to church, where i'm an usher and on the finance committee. >> this is way better than the ads on tv. i'd rather see a guy like this, showing that he's part of the community. >> exactly. and he showcases not only his community, he shows off his family. >> this is sue, my wife of 32 years and my children and grandchildren. >> then blows past them. he is a democratic candidate running against an incumbent who
before the november election. ken pritchett tells us both campaigns are trying to manage expectations even before the candidates take the stage. >> reporter: if you listen to the romney campaign they're candidate has a tough road at the university of denver. >> president obama, he's a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage for many years he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: but romney has extensive debater. >> no, governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> it is a flurry of unusual compliments, but who's winning the battle to lower expectations? >> i think actually president obama is in part because it's partly true. he's not been a good debater so he has a better argument. >> reporter: but u.s. political science professor cook says the romney campaign has been playing the expectations game both ways. >> coming out the conventions until now. certainly for the romney campaign hasn't been positive and they made the argument, wait until the debates come around. >> reporter: cook says romney has an advantage by simply appearing on stage with a sittin
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. >>> 7:15. well, in election news, republicans trying to revive president obama's ties to controversy pastor to jeremiah wright. alison burns is live in washington, d.c. to tell us how an old video is surfacing before the first debate. >> reporter: dave, the romney campaign insists it had nothing to do with releasing this video but conservative talk show hosts are making a very big deal about it, showing it -- saying it shows president obama engaged in a divisive class warfare. it's from a 2007 speech at an historicry black speech and in it, he praises jeremiah wright who he has denounce -- denounced and the victims did not get the help they needed in hurricane katrina. >> where is new orleans now? >> reporter: the obama campaign says release the video is a transparent attempt to detract from mitt romney attacking those americans who don't pay taxes. president obama took a break and visited hoover dam yesterday. back to you. >> thank you. there will be events in the bay area at democratic headquarters in antioch and the sonoma county republican party and the tea party express will be
are riding a special bus around the state and itconnection to the upcoming election, also what facebook and mcdonalds now have in common, it has to do with a certain number. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. >>> an encouraging report on the labor market and better sales helped pushing the stock market higher, the government said 367,000 americans south unemployment benefits better than expected, the dow up 76, nasdaq up 13, s&p up 9. today mark zuckerberg announced facebook now has more than 1 billion active users each month. he made the announcement by updating his facebook page status. most is overseas, that is good news amid the difficult times it has been facing since then. >>> a group of activist ta
early head to your county election office, but most county offices are closed today because of columbus day. ballots for people voting by mail will be sent tomorrow when the post office reopens from the holiday. 32 states and the district of columbia offer some form of early voting. >>> today california gasoline prices are setting another record. a gallon averages $4.67 a gallon. now governor brown is taking a step that could bring prices down. he told the state air resources board to transition into winter blend gasoline now instead of waiting until halloween. some refineries already transitioned to making refinery gas. >>> relief at the pump can't come soon enough for california drivers. some people like cab drivers and delivery people have to pay for gas just to do their jobs. others say they are finding ways to cut back on how much they drive or in some case what is they drive. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. >> i'm grateful and i also only use the bike when necessary. >> many say gas prices will go down possibly sometime this week. they are just not saying how much g
strongest year in its 40 year history. >>> time is 7:48, election news, president obama is on the campaign trail in virginia this morning. these are live pictures. this is jog mason university -- george mason university. the president did receive some good newseller this morning about the up employment rate. the rate fell to its lowest level since he took office. much needed boost for the obama campaign after wednesday's debate. the president will be speaking on that stage at george mason university shortly. we will check back and bring you the details. >>> republican presidential nom nominee mitt romney campaigning in virginia today. he talked about his controversial comments on the 47%. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. i absolutely believe however that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> that video came out of mitt romney at a fundraiser in may saying almost half of the american people are victims and dependant on the government. mitt romney today will be at a coal country rally in southwest virginia, he is accused the obama administration of crushing the
on who you vote for in the upcoming election. >> this morning in san jose, police are investigating the 36th homicide of the year and we will tell you about the chaos that erupted at a birthday celebration. >>> good morning, eastbound highway 4, we will give you a rundown on all the troubled spots, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic. cat food. i'm just not a coupon clipper. i buy what i want to buy. can i get a reward for that? [ frank ] introducing something extra from raley's, bel air, and nob hill. you get something extra rewards... ...for the way i shop... for buying the things i like. instant offers, points balance, right here on my smart phone. [ frank ] join today at raley's dotcom, or at your store. ...it rewards you... for being you. [ frank ] raley's, bel air, and nob hill. for food, for family, and now, something extra -- for you. . >>> good morning, lots of low clouds, 60s and 70s for most. >>> good morning, steve, here is a look at some of the top stories we are following for you, bart had systemwide delays, just awhile ago, a maintenance vehicle broke down on
the president is about to arrive. >> election day is a month away, will your vote be counted, the one thing some do differently. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> some are calling it threatening. ktvu's robert handa is live with a look at a display by a homeowner who is denouncing president obama. robert? >> reporter: over nigh shoulder you can see the deplay some call racist -- display some call racist. thanks to the internet people can get a close look and determine its message for themselves. >> reporter: many people we saw today took a second look
. tori and dave? >> thank you, steve. >>> in election 20 12news. a new national poll shows the race for the white house is still very close. according to a cnn survey, 50% of likely voters say they favor president obama. 47% say they support mitt romney, the republican presidential nominee. in terms of unemployment and budget issues, romfry i -- romney appeared to have the edge. president obama had an edge on tax, healthcare and foreign policy. president obama and romney face off tomorrow night in denver. the stakes are especially high for romney when it comes to women voters. we'll have more on that at 7:15 when we go live to our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> the oakland as beat the texas rangers, 4-3. the as are heading back to the playoffs for first time in six years. [ cheers ] >> struck out all three batters at the top of the 9th. the celebration started. that means at the very least, the as clinched one of the two american league championships. the celebration moved into the clubhouse. the champagne, the beer was knowing. the players started dancing, too. coco crisp played a bi
on willow street. they plan on lighting a candle for garcia's safe return. >>> in election news, showing the race for the white house, it is still very close. 50 percent say they support president barack obama and several report mitt romney. mitt romney appeared to have an edge among likely voters and president barack obama a to have -- appears to have an advantage on taxes and foreign policy. >>> and on this eve against president barack obama, we will take you live to our washington d.c. bureau and we will tell you how the new ads are stirring up controversy over tax increases. >>> they will be playing in the postseason... >> the a's preceded the texas rangers and they clinched one of two american league wildcard spots. they now have playoff shirts and hats and now a pie in the face. as you can see the celebration continued into the clubhouse and the champagne and beer was flowing and there has was also some dancing going on. if they win tomorrow, they still get that wildcard spot. i didn't expect to be door here so we are really excited. >> tdoes it feel like you thought it would? >> w
election day. the law could still go into full effect next year. >>> two more dead birds have tested positive for west nile virus in sonoma county. lab tests showed they were recently infect with the virus. one bird was found in the sre sinty of irwin lane -- in the vicinity of irwin lane. >> let's go to our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> i have to come clean, i thought it was going to be a bit cooler but it wasn't. we expected cooling around the bay with a bit of a sea breeze. just a little bit of a sea breeze but it kicked in late. temperatures cool as a whole. the forecast for tomorrow will be cooler as well. checking out the winds, let's go over by alameda by the naval air station. west northwest at eight winds, gusting at nine. that's the on shore direction. look at these, these are today's highs. 103 in santa rosa. we had a record in kentfield, that's 99 degrees. san jose this is a big one 96 degrees, they tie a record in san jose. that's a big deal . it's so warm during the day but the nights are getting longer. overnight lows are in the mid- 50s. so you're noticing that
took over for mirkarimi. but oloque was elected by the mayor. and sources tell me the supervisor is unlikely to vote for mirkarimi. that seems to leave just three possible votes for mirkarimi. the board of supervisors has told me they have received legal advise not to discuss the case with the media or even themselves. >> i enjoy being in some ways in difficult decisions because i do my home work. >> reporter: eric mar represents district one the richmond. sources tell me he is the most likely swing vote in the mirkarimi decision. >> i've had a strong record also of working closely with domestic violence groups. >> reporter: none of the supervisors wants to ignore women's groups. >> if mar is not going to vote for him. i think he, you know he's pretty much lost. >> reporter: we caught up with former mayor wily brown, a big supporter of lee. >> reporter: your prediction is. >> i believe the mayor made the correct decision and i believe the board will ratify that. and that mr. mirkarimi will not be in office. >> reporter: whatever the outcome, it will undoubtedly go down in history
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